From staff and wire reports:
EL MONTE — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to consider the case of an El Monte man convicted of stabbing a female cab driver in November 2008.
The state’s highest court rejected a defense petition seeking review of the case against Carlos Ramirez, 27.
Ramirez was convicted of attempted murder and carjacking for the Nov. 14, 2008, attack on the then-28-year-old driver, who was stabbed in the neck with a utility knife before her cab was taken.
The stolen taxi was recovered shortly after the driver reported the crime to police, officials said. Ramirez and another men also stole about $10 from the woman.
Co-defendant David Siguenza, 20, of El Monte who worked with Ramirez at a La Puente car wash and was with him at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to carjacking. He testified against Ramirez at the trial.